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Birmingham prospect Alpaslan Ozturk in line for FA Cup chance

Birmingham City have promoted defender Alpaslan Ozturk to the first team squad for the FA Cup tie with Bolton Wanderers.

Ozturk, who was born in Belgium of Turkish descent, has represented both national sides at youth level.

A strong tackler and good going forward, Ozturk joined Blues in 2009 after leaving Belgian side Germinal Beerschot.

A regular for Blues under 18s and reserves over the past season, the teenager has been issued with squad number '33'.

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